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Bite Britain - Interviewing Britain’s Best Restaurant Owners

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Welcome to the BiteBritian Podcast, a show dedicated to interviewing the most successful restaurant owners in the UK, learning about what goes into their incredible menus and more importantly what it takes to run some of the most successful restaurant in the UK.

Latest Episodes

Bite Britain #014 - Leon Dunnett of Magu Diner, Bath

Magu diner is an independent burger restaurant and takeaway based in Bath. Magu pride themselves on an incredibly cool restaurant design but also a menu that makes use of a wide range of incredible local ingredients. Their sauces are made by hand on-site, and if you were to take just one look at the images they share on social media you’ll see it’s no wonder they have become something of a local sensation! Today I am joined by founder Leon Dunnett.

64 minMAY 14
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Bite Britain #014 - Leon Dunnett of Magu Diner, Bath

Bite Britain #013 - Egil Johansen of The Kenton Pub, London

Today I am joined by Egil Johansen. Egil is the founder of The Kenton pub in Hackney, East London. Egil took over the pub in 2009 with a vision to offer the local area a local pub they can be proud of. By sticking to doing the things that matter really well, Egil has taken the pub from strength to strength and turned The Kenton into something of a local institution. With a string of awards and recommendations literally as long as my arm, it is clear that Egil really has delivered on his vision.

47 minMAR 13
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Bite Britain #013 - Egil Johansen of The Kenton Pub, London

Bite Britain #012 - Guy Meurice Big Boys Burger Co. Folkestone, Kent

In this episode, we have A 2020 National Burger Award Nominee! The Big Boys Burger Co. is one of the most famous burger spots in Kent. With a passion for burgers and a drive to use only the best ingredients possible, the founders, Gareth and Guy have created nothing less than a Kent institution. Set up just over 5 years ago, Big Boys Burgers focusses on providing diners with an exciting menu, crafted from local ingredients in a casual and buzzy environment. Their reputation to deliver both exceptional food and service consistently stands out wherever you look online. In this episode, I’m joined by one half of the Big Boys, Guy Meurice.

103 minJAN 24
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Bite Britain #012 - Guy Meurice Big Boys Burger Co. Folkestone, Kent

Bite Britain #011 - Ben Thomas of The Dough Thrower, Cardiff

Today I am joined by Ben Thomas, owner and founder of the Dough Thrower Pizza Restaurant in Cardiff. Ben has spent his life perfecting his craft of dough and pizza making, eventually leading him to follow his dream of opening the dough thrower in June 2017. The dough thrower has fast become one of Cardiff’s most highly regarded pizza restaurants with a number of awards and high profile recommendations under its belt. Website: https://thedoughthrower.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedoughthrower/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedoughthrower/

81 minJAN 9
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Bite Britain #011 - Ben Thomas of The Dough Thrower, Cardiff

Bite Britain #010 - Andrew Purvis of Rebel Chicken, Birmingham

Andrew is one of the Masterminds Behind Rebel Chicken, a Birmingham restaurant that takes chicken to the next level. From its custom-built charcoal rotisserie to its wide range of craft beer and cocktails, Rebel Chicken allows as much for a good night out as it does for a mind-blowing meal. In fact, with its very own beer garden and resident DJs, it has become a place you might find hard to leave. In this episode, we talk about the lessons Andrew learned from some behind the scenes struggles with the restaurant opening, as well as why tequila is a good secret weapon! Rebel Chicken Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/wearerebelchicken/

38 min2019 DEC 10
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Bite Britain #010 - Andrew Purvis of Rebel Chicken, Birmingham

Bite Britain #009 - Dan Bekhradnia of The Burger Joint, Bristol

The Burger Joint has been keeping Bristol’s hunger for burgers alive for a whopping 10 years. Started in 2009 by Dan Berkhradnia, the brand now has 2 Bristol locations, serving standard, veggie, vegan and even gluten-free options. With it’s signature ‘build your own’ approach and attention to quality ingredients, as well as an array of positive press, the Burger Joint has carved out a solid reputation as the place to be for burgers in Bristol. Today I have Dan on the show with me.

59 min2019 NOV 21
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Bite Britain #009 - Dan Bekhradnia of The Burger Joint, Bristol

Bite Britain #008 - Dan Birch of Sodo Pizza, London

Sodo Pizza is a 4 chain pizza restaurant in London that pride themselves on a fresh seasonal approach to Pizza. Their approach focuses on quality local ingredients, supporting local farmers, ensuring an experience few pizza restaurants can deliver. From British made mozzarella to their high quality locally produced sourdough bases, Sodo really does live and breathe their ethos of freshness and quality. Today I am joined by Sodo’s founder Dan Birch. For more info on Sodo Pizza check out their website: https://www.sodopizza.co.uk/

65 min2019 NOV 13
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Bite Britain #008 - Dan Birch of Sodo Pizza, London

Bite Britain #007 - Janet Home of Henderson’s of Edinburgh

An Edinburgh institution, Hendersons has been on the map since 1962, originally started by husband and wife Mac and Janet Henderson as a way to distribute produce from their East Lothian farm. Today the tradition and philosophy of Henderson’s continues, now topping a total of 4 Edinburgh locations, serving locally produced, organic vegetarian and vegan food. With a number of awards under its belt including Best Vegetarian Business of 2019 from the food awards Scotland, it’s safe to say there is no sign of this institution slowing down. Today I welcome Janet Home, one of the third generations of this amazing business, to the podcast.

55 min2019 NOV 5
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Bite Britain #007 - Janet Home of Henderson’s of Edinburgh

Bite Britain #006 - Tony Crolla of Vittoria Group Restaurants

Serving up some of the UK’s best Italian food, with awards to prove it, Vittoria Group has been an Edinburgh institution since 1970. Over the years the Vittoria brand has consistently fed Edinburgh's love for italian food, now with 6 restaurant locations (including fish and chips) and 2 delivery units, covering casual to fine dining including venture into the world of pizza delivery, Vittoria really is a prime example of what a good restaurant business should look like. Today I am talking to Tony Crolla, a mastermind restauranteur and owner of this family-run business. Tony has been at the helm since 1993 when he took over from his father and has taken the brand from strength to strength.

64 min2019 OCT 24
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Bite Britain #006 - Tony Crolla of Vittoria Group Restaurants

Bite Britain #005 - Marie-Anne Marten or Beetroot Sauvage, Edinburgh

Beetroot Sauvage is a well-being cafe and space in Edinburgh, offering plant-based foods with a built-in wellness center, offering yoga and meditation classes, cookery classes. Opened in May 2018 the cafe has built a loyal local following whilst keeping true to its belief that true health combines wholesome nutrition with full-body wellness, all backed by a supportive like-minded community. Today I have the founder with me, Marie-Anne Marten.

68 min2019 OCT 16
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Bite Britain #005 - Marie-Anne Marten or Beetroot Sauvage, Edinburgh

Latest Episodes

Bite Britain #014 - Leon Dunnett of Magu Diner, Bath

Magu diner is an independent burger restaurant and takeaway based in Bath. Magu pride themselves on an incredibly cool restaurant design but also a menu that makes use of a wide range of incredible local ingredients. Their sauces are made by hand on-site, and if you were to take just one look at the images they share on social media you’ll see it’s no wonder they have become something of a local sensation! Today I am joined by founder Leon Dunnett.

64 minMAY 14
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Bite Britain #014 - Leon Dunnett of Magu Diner, Bath

Bite Britain #013 - Egil Johansen of The Kenton Pub, London

Today I am joined by Egil Johansen. Egil is the founder of The Kenton pub in Hackney, East London. Egil took over the pub in 2009 with a vision to offer the local area a local pub they can be proud of. By sticking to doing the things that matter really well, Egil has taken the pub from strength to strength and turned The Kenton into something of a local institution. With a string of awards and recommendations literally as long as my arm, it is clear that Egil really has delivered on his vision.

47 minMAR 13
Comments
Bite Britain #013 - Egil Johansen of The Kenton Pub, London

Bite Britain #012 - Guy Meurice Big Boys Burger Co. Folkestone, Kent

In this episode, we have A 2020 National Burger Award Nominee! The Big Boys Burger Co. is one of the most famous burger spots in Kent. With a passion for burgers and a drive to use only the best ingredients possible, the founders, Gareth and Guy have created nothing less than a Kent institution. Set up just over 5 years ago, Big Boys Burgers focusses on providing diners with an exciting menu, crafted from local ingredients in a casual and buzzy environment. Their reputation to deliver both exceptional food and service consistently stands out wherever you look online. In this episode, I’m joined by one half of the Big Boys, Guy Meurice.

103 minJAN 24
Comments
Bite Britain #012 - Guy Meurice Big Boys Burger Co. Folkestone, Kent

Bite Britain #011 - Ben Thomas of The Dough Thrower, Cardiff

Today I am joined by Ben Thomas, owner and founder of the Dough Thrower Pizza Restaurant in Cardiff. Ben has spent his life perfecting his craft of dough and pizza making, eventually leading him to follow his dream of opening the dough thrower in June 2017. The dough thrower has fast become one of Cardiff’s most highly regarded pizza restaurants with a number of awards and high profile recommendations under its belt. Website: https://thedoughthrower.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedoughthrower/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedoughthrower/

81 minJAN 9
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Bite Britain #011 - Ben Thomas of The Dough Thrower, Cardiff

Bite Britain #010 - Andrew Purvis of Rebel Chicken, Birmingham

Andrew is one of the Masterminds Behind Rebel Chicken, a Birmingham restaurant that takes chicken to the next level. From its custom-built charcoal rotisserie to its wide range of craft beer and cocktails, Rebel Chicken allows as much for a good night out as it does for a mind-blowing meal. In fact, with its very own beer garden and resident DJs, it has become a place you might find hard to leave. In this episode, we talk about the lessons Andrew learned from some behind the scenes struggles with the restaurant opening, as well as why tequila is a good secret weapon! Rebel Chicken Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/wearerebelchicken/

38 min2019 DEC 10
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Bite Britain #010 - Andrew Purvis of Rebel Chicken, Birmingham

Bite Britain #009 - Dan Bekhradnia of The Burger Joint, Bristol

The Burger Joint has been keeping Bristol’s hunger for burgers alive for a whopping 10 years. Started in 2009 by Dan Berkhradnia, the brand now has 2 Bristol locations, serving standard, veggie, vegan and even gluten-free options. With it’s signature ‘build your own’ approach and attention to quality ingredients, as well as an array of positive press, the Burger Joint has carved out a solid reputation as the place to be for burgers in Bristol. Today I have Dan on the show with me.

59 min2019 NOV 21
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Bite Britain #009 - Dan Bekhradnia of The Burger Joint, Bristol

Bite Britain #008 - Dan Birch of Sodo Pizza, London

Sodo Pizza is a 4 chain pizza restaurant in London that pride themselves on a fresh seasonal approach to Pizza. Their approach focuses on quality local ingredients, supporting local farmers, ensuring an experience few pizza restaurants can deliver. From British made mozzarella to their high quality locally produced sourdough bases, Sodo really does live and breathe their ethos of freshness and quality. Today I am joined by Sodo’s founder Dan Birch. For more info on Sodo Pizza check out their website: https://www.sodopizza.co.uk/

65 min2019 NOV 13
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Bite Britain #008 - Dan Birch of Sodo Pizza, London

Bite Britain #007 - Janet Home of Henderson’s of Edinburgh

An Edinburgh institution, Hendersons has been on the map since 1962, originally started by husband and wife Mac and Janet Henderson as a way to distribute produce from their East Lothian farm. Today the tradition and philosophy of Henderson’s continues, now topping a total of 4 Edinburgh locations, serving locally produced, organic vegetarian and vegan food. With a number of awards under its belt including Best Vegetarian Business of 2019 from the food awards Scotland, it’s safe to say there is no sign of this institution slowing down. Today I welcome Janet Home, one of the third generations of this amazing business, to the podcast.

55 min2019 NOV 5
Comments
Bite Britain #007 - Janet Home of Henderson’s of Edinburgh

Bite Britain #006 - Tony Crolla of Vittoria Group Restaurants

Serving up some of the UK’s best Italian food, with awards to prove it, Vittoria Group has been an Edinburgh institution since 1970. Over the years the Vittoria brand has consistently fed Edinburgh's love for italian food, now with 6 restaurant locations (including fish and chips) and 2 delivery units, covering casual to fine dining including venture into the world of pizza delivery, Vittoria really is a prime example of what a good restaurant business should look like. Today I am talking to Tony Crolla, a mastermind restauranteur and owner of this family-run business. Tony has been at the helm since 1993 when he took over from his father and has taken the brand from strength to strength.

64 min2019 OCT 24
Comments
Bite Britain #006 - Tony Crolla of Vittoria Group Restaurants

Bite Britain #005 - Marie-Anne Marten or Beetroot Sauvage, Edinburgh

Beetroot Sauvage is a well-being cafe and space in Edinburgh, offering plant-based foods with a built-in wellness center, offering yoga and meditation classes, cookery classes. Opened in May 2018 the cafe has built a loyal local following whilst keeping true to its belief that true health combines wholesome nutrition with full-body wellness, all backed by a supportive like-minded community. Today I have the founder with me, Marie-Anne Marten.

68 min2019 OCT 16
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Bite Britain #005 - Marie-Anne Marten or Beetroot Sauvage, Edinburgh
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